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Example of successful international collaboration...

Tue, 19/03/2013
During a workshop held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tunis by Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux” (AAO)1 in the presence of its national and international partners, a new identification guide to waterbirds in Arabic language was presented to the public.

Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse...

Tue, 19/03/2013
A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great...

Tue, 19/03/2013
Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lake

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP...

Mon, 18/03/2013
On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.
Chatham Albatross benefits from the work of the Albatross Task Force (Brent Stephenson; worldsrarestbirds,com)

BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force trains Korean...

Mon, 18/03/2013
The BirdLife Global seabird programme has made significant progress with the East Asian fishing fleets resulting in the training of Korean fisheries observers

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013
SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.

New website gives conservationists tools to...

Mon, 11/03/2013
A collaborative effort from Cambridge produces a training toolkit for early- to mid- career international conservationists to understand the intimate links between biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change

New agreements for bird sensitive energy...

Mon, 11/03/2013
The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the Migratory Soaring Birds project’s national partner in Egypt, and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) crystallising their collaboration for bird sensitive energy development in Egypt

CEPF, in association with EWNHS, launches the...

Wed, 06/03/2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which funds nongovernmental efforts to conserve the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems, officially launched the Ethiopian component of its five year, $9.8 million investment plan in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot on the 1st of March, 2013 during a festive event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The China Coastal Waterbird Census is a long-term project to monitor the distribution, numbers and seasonal movements of waterbirds along the Chinese coast (Marcus Ho)

China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green...

Tue, 05/03/2013
The China Coastal Waterbird Census has made some exciting discoveries, notably that Rudong in Jiangsu is a key stopover site for both Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Spotted Greenshank.

The on-going conversion of tropical habitats to...

Tue, 05/03/2013
A new report reveals the alarming rate at which tropical habitats are being cleared to make way for crops. The scale of habitat conversion predicted in the biodiversity-rich tropics could seriously undermine society’s capacity to meet internationally-agreed conservation targets.

Alien species – biodiversity’s ticking time bomb?

Mon, 04/03/2013
They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb, ahead of the EU legislative proposal aimed at tackling the problem, which is expected in March.

New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50...

Mon, 04/03/2013

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized Ne

Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013
In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

Empowering Local Communities in Fiji

Thu, 28/02/2013
Fiji's Sisi Initiative Site Support Group was recently celebrated with an award ceremony in the Natewa Tunuloa IBA for winning their Equator Prize 2012. During the ceremony Sisi announced how their community protected forest is benefiting their fisheries, and how they are also starting an ambitious new project in their IBA...

BirdLife Partnering to battle invasive species

Wed, 27/02/2013
Over the last five hundred years, invasive alien species (IAS) have been partly or wholly responsible for the extinction of at least 65 bird species, making this the most common contributory factor in recent losses to the world’s avifauna. The BirdLife Partnership are working together to address this most important of threats, including developing a global programme which will build on the successes and lessons from the Pacific, among others...

Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013
Monitoring threatened species takes on many forms — not only keeping an eye on populations or nesting attempts, but also looking after the individual birds themselves.
Honey from Kadavu

Nabukelevu youth benefit from their sustainable...

Mon, 25/02/2013
The Nabukelevu Site Support Group (SSG) was set up in 2007 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Mount Nabukelevu, Kadavu, Fiji. The group has gone from strength to strength in protecting their IBA, developing alternative livelihoods and providing for their future. The SSG are currently selling honey from the IBA and investing the profits in their children's education...